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Joy with a (Re)purpose: Antiquing in Orange County

We’re increasingly looking inward, specifically at the spaces where we sleep, relax, work, and play. A byproduct of the lifestyle shifts we’ve collectively experienced, this puts Orange County’s antique and home design offerings squarely in the spotlight. Enjoy this deep dive into the delights waiting to be discovered on an antiques adventure in Orange County.

Gordonsville Area

A town resplendent with early American history and charm, Gordonsville is a picker’s paradise. A weekend stay at Wolftrap Farm’s Pond House (with views to match) or Milker’s Cottage invites morning strolls around the paddock or cozy nights by the fire. Leaving the serenity of this setting is a challenge, but picking adventures await!

Folking

Why it’s great:

A recent addition to the home interiors scene, Folkling is an Instagram shop-turned-brick and mortar with finds (and proprietors) that are casual and conversational.

Don’t miss:

The juxtaposition of old and new brings warmth to the shopping experience. Their museum-quality antique quilts are artful, yet purposeful, as are the sheepskin rugs.

Lindenlaan Antiques

Why it’s great:

Lindenlaan Antiques has exquisite pieces sourced from England, Belgium, and France. The owner’s passion for classic finds is infectious, and her heirloom pieces are extraordinary.

Don’t miss:

The European oil paintings, ranging from still lifes to grand dames of French society, are remarkable. Belgian armoires and gentlemen’s dressers have rich tales to tell.

Raindrops in Virginia

Why it’s great:

Housed in a Norman Rockwell-reminiscent storefront, collections at Raindrops in Virginia are curated with tender loving care. Finds suit small budgets or sprawling spaces equally.

Don’t miss:

The hand-tooled signs, homemade jewelry, lotions, candles, and soaps have an artisan feel. Products are imaginative and giftable. 

Gordonsville Antiques

Why it’s great:

An antiques adventureland on the James Madison Highway, Gordonsville Antiques has a treasure for every sensibility.

Don’t miss:

Nostalgia is abundant, with vintage goblets, Corningware, and period furnishings full of character.

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Orange and East Orange Areas

Orange is a prime locale for a picking getaway, and a stay at Boxwood Villa keeps treasures within walking distance. Boxwood Villa layers heritage touches with southern hospitality in this 1800-era home that sleeps up to 10. Proximity and privately catered meals by the Market at Grelen are just some of the perks to consider!

 

Finders Keepers

Why it’s great:

Finders Keepers prides itself on its eclecticism, featuring finds from every era. Kitsch sits alongside fine china, so it’s an unpretentious space made for your picking pleasure.

Don’t miss:

Chinoiserie, which is trending in home interiors, is plentiful and timeless, as is the collection of vintage scarves.

 

J.S. Mosby Antiques & Artifacts

Why it’s great:

Judging by exteriors alone, the J.S. Mosby Antiques & Artifacts shop on East Main Street is reminiscent of a bygone era. Rare finds await when you step over the threshold.

Don’t miss:

J.S. Mosby has a remarkable niche in the antiquing business. As purveyors of Civil War memorabilia, their collectibles mark a pivotal point in American history.

 

Salvagewrights LTD

Why it’s great:

Specializing in architectural antiquities, Salvagewrights has an area of expertise and a serious eye for style.

Don’t miss:

Dedicated home rehabbers and casual decorators feel equally at home in their retail shop. The salvaged light fixtures, farmhouse doors, and clawfoot tubs are worthy investment pieces.

 

The Antique Collector

Why it’s great:

This is a no-frills picking destination full of great finds. The Antique Collector has a rustic roadside feel that intrigues passers-by.

Don’t miss:

Vintage signs, farmhouse-style crates, pottery, and glassware are prime picks for any home.

 

Laced Revival

Why it’s great:

Laced Revival is an artisans’ collective that features “re-loved and restyled” pieces with meaning.

Don’t miss:

Their upcycled flannel shirts are fun and trendy, blending retro with relevance. Their reimagined furnishings add color to any space.

Giving new life to timeless objects feels purposeful and positive. Plan your treasure-hunting trip in Orange County, accentuated by an itinerary that suits any style or season. Explore more vintage and antique shops on our shop page.  Happy picking!